Medical Malpractice Resulting in Paralysis

When a paralyzing neck or spine injury is caused by a doctor

If you have been paralyzed by medical malpractice, a Minneapolis medical malpractice attorney can help you understand your legal rights and pursue compensation for you. Paralysis is a devastating condition, and with no cure yet available for paralysis, the effects are lifelong.

Among the medical causes of paralysis are:

  • A surgical mistake by a neurologist during spinal surgery
  • An undiagnosed or misdiagnosed stroke
  • Failure to treat a spinal cord injury through misdiagnosis or diagnosis with incorrect treatment
  • A fall or incorrect movement of a patient
  • A birth injury

Some forms of paralysis — particularly paraplegia or quadriplegia — require medical treatment and intervention for the rest of the paralyzed person's life, especially if the paralysis interferes with a person’s ability to eat, swallow, breathe, or involves the loss of sensation that causes incontinence or inability to control the sphincter muscles. Loss of sexual function can also result. All these possibilities can add up to years of financial burden and cause great emotional and mental stress, as well.

Talk to a lawyer about your legal options in a medical malpractice case.

When a doctor, nurse, EMT or other medical professional cause paralysis through medical malpractice, the victim and family need answers and substantial financial compensation. Call 612.255.6576 or send an email to request a free consultation with an experienced attorney. Lommen Abdo represents clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.